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New York Earmarks $60 Million for Census 2020 Efforts

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    New York Earmarks $60 Million for Census 2020 Efforts
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    In this Aug. 22, 2019, photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the headcount, including how to ensure that it is secure and accurate and the challenge of getting most people to answer questions online. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    What to Know

    • New York officials plan to spend up to $60 million to make sure state residents are fully counted in the 2020 Census

    • Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday said up to $40 million from existing resources will be used to help encourage residents to complete the questionnaire

    • Another $20 million will support targeted efforts in hard-to-reach communities

    New York officials plan to spend up to $60 million to make sure state residents are fully counted in the 2020 Census.

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday said up to $40 million from existing resources will be used to help encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaire. Another $20 million will support targeted efforts in hard-to-reach communities.

    Census counts affect the flow of federal funding and determine how many seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

    The Trump Administration was unsuccessful in its effort to include a citizenship question on the Census. But many advocates and public officials in New York fear publicity about the attempt spread fear in immigrant communities.

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